This collection features three of our most popular biographies: Washington, the stoic general with a soft spot for animals; Jefferson, the brilliant statesman who was a foodie at heart, and Lincoln, the absentminded lawyer whose compassionate caseload foretold his presidency. Beginning readers will learn about little-known, illuminating events in the earlier years of these extraordinary men and how, long before entering the White House, they lived lives filled with intelligence, courage, and kindness--the hallmarks of a great president.
MARTHA BRENNER has written numerous books for children and young adults. She loves wearing hats but does not keep notes hidden inside.
FRANK MURPHY has taught a wide variety grades at the elementary and middle school level. A popular speaker, Murphy is the author of many fun historical fiction books for young readers.
DONALD COOK is the illustrator of many children's books including the popular The Bravest Dog Ever the True Story of Balto. He lives in upstate New York.
RICHARD WALZ is the illustrator of many humorous historical Step into Readings. He lives in Northhampton, MA.
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